WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS’ DINNER BEST DRESSED

The White House Correspondents’ Dinner — where journalists, celebrities and politicians all come together. (I should have just gone into DC just to try and catch a glimpse of some of the attendees!) I wasn’t really impressed with the fashions from last night. There were a lot of so-so gowns and several that I felt were just totally wrong (cough cough Ashley Judd). With so many models in attendance (Chanel Iman, Adriana Lima, Irina Shayk) I really expected more.

However, I always manage to find quite a few favorites, including Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Pretty Little Liar Troian Bellisario and pregnant Anne V!

Take a look below for more of my best dressed!

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Jenna Dewan-Tatum in Reem Acra. Jenna is always flawless and this dress was beautiful. I liked how the top folded over to show that extra bit of pizzazz! I just wish she had that extra bit of arm candy (i.e. Channing Tatum).

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Chrissy Teigen in Zuhair Murad. Chrissy looking like a total babe as per usual. I loved the dark lip and her lightened locks. I think they complemented the gown well. She wears a lot of Zuhair Murad, but she looks great in his designs so as they say, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!

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Anne Vyalitsyna in Altuzarra. Such a gorgeous mommy-to-be. You can’t even tell in this picture! Ahh to have those model genes. I loved the print on this gown and the halter neckline. Her skin was just glowing. I also have to give her props because early on in the night her dress ripped and she played it off like a champ by ripping the other side to match — check it out!

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Gina Rodriguez in Gustavo Cadile. My beloved Gina. I loved this color on her. This dusty rose is one of my absolute favorite hues! And this dress hugged her in all the right places. She looks so genuinely happy all the time and that makes her even more beautiful in my eyes!!

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Troian Bellisario in Unknown. I love Troian and I don’t see her out and about as much so I really loved see her at the Correspondents’ Dinner. The gown was beautiful and I liked the kind of Grecian vibe. Her hair was on point too. If only she would have smiled a bit in the photos.

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Sophia Bush in Monique Lhuillier. I was loving this color on her last night! The draping was beautiful and she had the perfect accessories. I also liked that she put her hair up so it didn’t take away from the neckline of the dress.

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Laverne Cox in Ines Di Santo. I don’t think Laverne has ever looked better. The lightened lob (long bob) is totally working for her. The silver hue worked well against her skin and the dress fit like a glove! A++

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Julie Bowen in Jenny Packham. I really liked that Julie went for a shorter hemline. I thought it was still appropriate for the event. I liked that embellishments on the gown, but I do think she could have used a few more accessories.

 

All photos courtesy of E! Online, Daily Mail and Bustle

HERE COMES THE SUN

On Saturday my boyfriend and I got up at 12:30 a.m. Why you may ask did we get up so early? Well, we decided we wanted to see the sun rise at the top of Old Rag Mountain. We had done the 9-mile circuit hike a few times before, but during the day — never when it was pitch black out. We went with a few of our friends, braved the cold and darkness and ultimately made it to the top. It was quite chilly and windy up there, but it was really magical watching the sun rise.

The hike was hard and I am so sore today, but the sore muscles are totally worth it. We had the whole mountain to ourselves (besides two guys who were up there for about 10 minutes).

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” — Albert Einstein

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HAT DAY

Friday night my boyfriend and I went to see the Nationals play the Phillies. I actually used to watch nearly every Phillies game when I was in high school and I probably could’ve named all of the players. I was a true Phanatic. (I still have pictures from my Phillies calendar hanging on my wall at home.) Then I got to college, had less free time, and slowly but surely my baseball infatuation fell to the way side.

I was quite surprised when they went through the Phillies lineup because I only recognized three of the players. As far as I knew Shane Victorino and Jimmy Rollins were still on the team. Clearly I was mistaken. Sadly, my beloved Phillies lost 7-2, but I have to give it up to the Nats because they were really on point. Bryce Harper hit a home run in the first inning. I mean come on!! Oh, and I just have to point out that Bryce is the same age as me and he’s making nearly a million a year. To say I am jealous is an understatement! Nevertheless, we had a great time at the game. I enjoyed some delicious veggie burger sliders with goat cheese, avocado and chipotle mayo at the nearby Gordon Biersch restaurant and had some Dippin’ Dots at the game.

I also got a few good pictures of my game-day outfit. As you can see, I’m not one to deck myself out in Phillies garb. Instead, I opted for this super comfy top from Free People and this amazing Ann Taylor skirt I scored at Salvation Army. And I wore my new fedora!!! I still felt a little funny in it, seeing as I literally never wear hats. But I’m trying to get more comfortable in them and I truly love this one. It’s also a nice accessory to throw on when you’re having a not-so-great hair day or when there’s a chance of rain, as there was Friday night. I figured the hat would prevent me from looking like a total frizzball if I got caught in the rain. Luckily, it rained for only about 10 minutes and since my boyfriend and I were seated up in the boondocks, we were covered.

I definitely think my new fedora will be making the trip to Hawaii with me after graduation. Tomorrow will be a month until I leave. Getting stoked!!!

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Top — Free People

Skirt — Ann Taylor via Salvation Army

Shoes — YES via Urban Outfitters (available here)

Bracelets — Ettika (exact ones here and here)

Purse — Vintage

Fedora — South Moon Under

DC CHERRY BLOSSOMS

This weekend has been absolutely beautiful and my mom came into visit so we had to make our way into DC for the cherry blossoms. Well I have to say that although the cherry blossoms are beautiful, I will never ever go in during the peak bloom weekend. Not only was it peak bloom, but it was also the first nice weekend in a long time so everyone and their mother was in DC and it was ridiculous. The metro was packed. There were lines to get to the escalator to get to the metro and there were just people everywhere.

I still managed to get a few pictures with the blossoms, but not nearly as many as I would have liked. Regardless, I had a good day. We ended it with a trip to Clarendon to get some of Pete’s New Haven Style Pizza (I had one with caramelized onions and mushrooms). We also got a fried goat cheese salad and man was that on point!! So delicious. You can never go wrong with goat cheese!! I also got a few things from Free People and my first fedora from South Moon Under. Keep your eyes peeled for a post with the hat. I’m pretty excited about it!

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Outfit Details:

Dress — CHRISTY DAWN

Denim Shirt — Forever 21

BEEBOP & WALLY

The weather hasn’t been the best in Fairfax lately, but I had these pictures from Monday to brighten up the day! It was absolutely beautiful out on Monday. It was in the low 70s, the sun was out and it was just glorious. My kind of weather indeed. I chose this pink floral and bird printed Beebop & Wally skirt that I found at the art show in Mt. Gretna, Pa. The stand was filled with people checking out the eclectic prints and designs when my mom and I walked by so I was intrigued. There were quite a few designs that caught my eye, but I ended up leaving with this skirt and a strapless dress. (Sorry I couldn’t find a website for them!)

I love finding different pieces that not many people will have and that’s why I go to so many craft and art shows. You never know what you will find, but you usually find something spectacular!

I kept the rest of my outfit simple, adding a plain white tank and my favorite vintage belt. I’m definitely a less is more kind of gal. Luckily, the weather will be getting nice and sunny again for the weekend. I’m going to go and check out the cherry blossoms by the Tidal Basin in D.C. Stay tuned for the pictures!!

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Top — Brandy Melville (similar here and here)

Skirt — Beebop & Wally

Belt — Vintage

Boots — Qupid via PacSun (similar here)